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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's stories. an opportunity was shot a--a student was shot at west orange high school in orlando. the orange county sheriff department confirms the 15-year-old victim is being streeted and is in stable condition. >>> meanwhile a 17-year-old suspect has been identified and is in custody. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> recordings of the 911 calls from sandy hook elementary school, it reveals a mixture of panicalmness. al jazeera will not play those recordings. >>> around 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on sunday and monday. a figure that surpasses the total for the whole month of october. and president obama said the income ga gap between rich and r americans is widening, and jeopardizing the middle class. notic"inside story" is next. >> detroit prepares to navigate the road ahead in bankruptcy. but it's hardly alone in its efforts to solve the burden of runaway debt. i'm ray suarez. bankruptcy lessons learn and the real impact on people's lives
the city is shrinking and broke. to solve its financial crisis detroit will have to cut city workers pensions. illinois just pass emergency legislation to tackle $100 billion shortfall in its pension obligations. that's huge money and people will pay the price. on this edition of inside story we'll look at the trade-offs and solutions when balance sheets teeter to the brink of disaster, and we start in detroit. >> let me just say that the judge has spoken, and i do think it's a tough day for all of us here in detroit [♪ music ] >> once the nation's fourth largest city, the heart of the auto industry and the soul of american music today's detroit is a portrait of urban decay and facing a water shed moment. it is the largest municipality in u.s. history to file for bankruptcy. a federal judge ruled the city is not only insolvent but in a decisive verdict declared that pensions will be included on the chopping block. dave bing is the outgoing mayor. >> the only way we stayed alive, quite frankly, is through cuts. we cut everything that we could. unless there is more investment coming
of the mayor's transportation, 2030, task force, where the co-chairs, and deputy city, and director spur, presented the mayor with the task force final report. commissioners weiner and chiu were also in attendance. as highlighted and to the presentation of this body last month, the recommendations include, a three billion program, focusing primarily on transit and roadway state of good repair and the smaller amounts such as the city's pedestrian and bike strategies and growth, such as the new muni vehicles. the funding improvement and the task force recommendations include, two general application bonds, one billion dollars and an increase in the vehicle license fee of 1.35 percent, and an increase of a half cent to the sales tax measures targeted for the 2014 and 2016 ballots. while recognizing the significant transportation needs, it exists and the potential of the proposed measure to make read strides towards addressing those needs, last month and myself included called for insurancing a more ininclusive and transparent approach to the proposed investment program. >> proposed a framew
there will be no general fund impact from this action. we're very closely coordinating with the city's office of public finance which is part of our team helping to prepare the bond documents and we have been grateful for their help so i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you very much. any questions? okay. we have no budget analyst report so we will move to public comment. anyone wish to comment? seeing none public comment is closed. can i have a motion to move this forward with recommendation. >> so moved. >> and we can take that without opposition. madam clerk can you go back and call item eight please. >> item eight is release of reserve founds in the adult probation department in the amount of amount eight for the sex offender containment model. >> thank you for being here. >> good morning supervisor farrell supervisor mar. i am the chief deputy of the probation department and behalf of chief wendy still and planned to attend the hearing but she is testifying in the courts building. the adult probation department urges this committee to approve the comprehensive budget and legisla
>> okaypasses. >> i'm city deputy attorney the committee and make any decisions during the brief closed session and, in fact, the member of the room didn't leave the room a member of the public wanted to make public comment and didn't understand that the public comment was closes so they want to reopen public comment before going back into closed session. >> did he need to officially reopen closed session or resend the vote. we're going to a reopen the public comment on items 9 through 11 any public comment you have two minutes >> good afternoon committee members i'm john and i'm with the organization of african union the commission president. my topic is about boyd temples ministry arrival departure reports. chapter 18 from la invites and the lord said to moses i'm the lord your god. after the egypt incident you shall not do and neither shall you walk in their ordinances you shall do my scombrments and the lord your god you shall expel my statutes and judgments if a man did he shall live in them. none of you shall approach any of your kin to discover the nakedness of our father or mother she
think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. my relationship with kevin has been positive from the beginning, you know, we don't agree on everything, but at the same token we do it in a very respectful way. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures, but we are now starting from square one. there are going to be a lot of negotiations yet to come. there's going to be a lot of push and pull. i don't think we have a final determination as to what all of the elements are going to be to get us through this process, but it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there is going to be pain for a lot of different people, but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. there are a lot of positive things that are now happening. there are things that are in queue that will happen in 2014 and once again we all need to get into the same boat, pull together, as tough as it is going to be, it's important for the future of the city that we get this behind u
friendly city but when you look at the funding it's neglected and when you look at it it's half of what is needed and after the deaths of emily and others i along with other bicycle advocates and others felt pissed off there's not enough work done to make our streets safer or even to follow up after deaths happen and i think this hearing is coming out of much of that intense frustrations and also being pissed off as well. i have been looking at different studies from five years ago from mayor newsom's administration to other bike strategy proposals by the mta and even surveys by the san francisco county transportation authority that show that 2/3 of the city want significant increases in bike funding and 1/2 of those surveyed by the transportation authority want aggressive increases in funding so we're here today kind of thinking about the demands from not only bicycling advocates but the vast majority of the people in the city as well and we are looking at this report that compares us to other cities and if we like to think of ourselves as a bicycle city and seattle and portlandia and
, the only material written communications we have a contract with the city to engage us and at the conclusion of the audit, management presents a representation letter that says we provided you the books and records and told you about any contracts significant to the financial statements and made this available to us and have told us about any non-compliance with laws, rules and regulations, et cetera. with that, that is my report. as we said, we conducted a successful, clean audit. and any questions that you may have on our process, findings, et cetera? >> thank you very much, miss rose, appreciate it. this is not an action item, this is informational, is that right? >> yes. >> thank you very much. >> great work. >> item 16, discussion and vote as to whether to conduct a closed session. >> motion. >> second. >> all those in favor, signify by saying aye? >> aye. >> director lee has to leave with director heinicke and lee opposed, the board also discussed labor negotiation, but took no action and no discussion of anticipated litigation. directors it would be app
cities have seen >> first of all, mayor newsom when he made some announcements i was through and said okay. i'll do it and get it done. i was the led of his whole electric - we created the whole region for things that have to get regional so the electric vehicle nafblths my car is a chevy volt. i hardly ever get past the 40 miles so electric vehicles - >> they run on electricity. >> exactly. but we're building the infrastructure to welcome m that in we worked region alley to do so and that will be a my priority and the gofrnl came down to nouns another - he wanted to go from moon beam to sunbeam (laughter) >> and at the same time creating businesses small businesses that support that that whole infrastructure i want to explore my wind and certainly solar power is a huge conversation in san francisco. we are working hard to establish larger prints where we can compliment our green energy prostitution in the city and then we still are commented to reducing the energy use in the city. no now a building particularly no new office building is anything less than a gold lead. we're proud
that's kids who walk with their dogs in the city parks. there is no program needed for this. it basically hits kids from every ethic level. i want to say the dog community has innovate been involved in the consensus they talk about like for example, i had to do a google search to find out. so i encourage everyone to work together and i'm happy to talk about that. it's important for kids to walk and a play outside to connect with nature and walking and playing with a dog is a good way. if it's too strike your denying the access to the kids that are now getting it. use this outdoors bill of rights to protect children who walk their dogs. urge you to not deny what constitutes outdoor play and for kids this is for walking and playing with the family dog >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you. i'm here to help our children grew up and athletic and at the same time their ingesting chemicals that will show up later in their lives >> according to the cdc one in every three children now are ingesting chemicals. what we know about the chemicals the answer i
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with your top stories. detroit faces tough decisions after the federal judge accepted it's bankruptcy filings. the city is $18 billion in debt which will include cuts to pensions. >>> the engineer in control of the train that derailed outside of new york city found himself nodding just before the accident. >>> and at the white house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the
was because there were some last minute text to say we strongly urge the city to include resident concerns and community process in their final disposition plans. that's part one. part two is getting back to kind of the commentary that i just had that yes, i do think that we need -- we here, the commission, obviously here as the community is concerned, we have written commentary that was heard today and verbal commentary today and what we need to do is formalize again that collaboration with the city so we can create a public process around final disposition. i think people saw on their november 25 date, that date is sort of a soft dead /hraoeub. deadline. it says we know in the future what needs to happen. they're transferring to the city for government purpose, or we need to sell it. we've got between 12 to 14 months with first sort of soft date in there all the way out to 2025, i think was the final date i saw on some of these documents to say we are going to dispose of this property and the city then has it and are going to do something with it. so we have all that time to have a publi
at hyperion, what was once raw sewage is clean enough to release into santa monica bay. other cities and towns release treated wastewater, or effluent, into local rivers, lakes, and streams. as it flows downstream, additional cities may capture it for drinking water, consume it, and treat the water again. in other words, the water coming out of a wastewater treatment plant often enters the watershed, flows into intakes of drinking water treatment plants, and eventually finds its way right back to our faucets. it takes huge investments to ensure that wastewater and drinking water treatment plants function properly to maintain a safe water supply. we made the initial investments in the plants and the pipes. but once we accomplished that, there was this great recognition that we had a series of issues associated with wet weather conditions. storm events where, all of a sudden, you're dealing with a lot of water. narrator: large amounts of rainwater can cause flooding. engineers developed two approaches to stormwater infrastructure to transport water away from the urban environment. one approach w
systems are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do
3rd at the 1:00 p.m. in city hall. b announcement of electronic devices please understand that all electronic devises are prohibited and the chair may order you to leave if you >> those electronic dies. >> c announcement of time for public comment. the public has you think to 3 minutes unless the christmas dauptsz a short period of time on any item. it is strongly recommended that any members of the public fill out a card and submit the completed card to the secretary. and the next one is from closed session. the next business we have no items. the next business item it is 5 the consent calendar approval the minutes november 13, 2013, >> madam chair. >> all the commissioners should have received minutes in their packet. any public comment >> i have no speaker cards are there any comments on the minutes if not may i have a motion. >> i move we approval the minutes for october 15th. any second >> thank you madam secretary please call the really. >> (calling names) madam chair the vote is four i's. the next sort of business is rem the approval to the oversight board of the long
please. jane morrison. >> item one isordinance amending the police code to update the list of city job classifications responsible for enforcement of litter laws and having the power to issue citations for that purpose.. >> this has been introduced by supervisor cohen and we have a presentation. >> good morning supervisors, doug from the department of public works and if there are any questions, i am joined by sandra from the dpw operation's division and before you is an ordinance which is really a clean up ordinance on adding and subtracting certain city classifications who can issue the citations under the police code. for violation of various litter and ref fuse laws. we bring it before you today because we are on the verge of launching a new education out reach and then enforcement program that is funded through the garbage rates. and that program is going to be led, with the class 2917 rkts and so there will be a total of 8 people. >> and on this team there are going to be out in the neighbors they are going to be doing primarily out reach and trying to reduce the amount of illega
. that is something we really need to keep in mind in our city government. from my point of view is that. we have to figure out what is it lake -- like to be a business person in the city and what we can do to not only have full restaurants and bars but making sure it is worth it to continue to open successful places that make our community that much better. >> we have a huge unemployment rate in san francisco. it is about 9.6%. the fact that we have not done much about that in city hall i think has it change. that certainly is something i will be focused on in the beginning here in city hall. putting people back to work. it is an individual issue but it is a family issue and we've a lot of families still struggling and i think people have lost sight of that. hopefully we will be getting out of the recession soon but we need to do a lot to accelerate getting out of that recession, making sure families are back at work and children are provided for. to me that is my biggest priority. i think that we do lose a lot of sight in the past district supervisors lost sight of the fact that we do represen
. >> a city declared bankruptcy what is means for employees counting o pensions. >> zoned out. what it means for. >> we have no problem nothing to hide. the iranian foreign minister when it comes to nuclear cape capability his cup wil country e transparent. >>> what would you pay? imagine owning a picasso for a bargain basement price. >> it's official detroit the nation's once fourth largest city is bankrupt. the judge said they could move forward with bankruptcy proceeding and try to get out from under dollars in debt. the city's city manager says he will present his plan next year. dianes a he is atdiane is in det ruling. john he wants that plan to be as human as possible. but all creed tors creditors coa financial haircut. the judge gives detroit state emergencieemergency manager to t pensions and sell city assets outside the city workers protested. they called the ruling a death sentence for detroit. >> services for city residents will be slashed and our pensions will be on the chopping block. our art institute and water department may be sold off. the judge said bankruptc bankrue the on
, but to work to get more women appointed to these bodies that help make legislative decisions for our city and county of san francisco. >> i am from san francisco. i grew up in the local neighborhood. i did my under deprad wait work at fisk university, where i studied political science with a concentration in public administration and worked eight years largely in the public sector. then i earned a master's degree from carnegie melon in pittsburg, pennsylvania. i spent some time as assistant executive director for a non-profit. we did work if a lot of kids in the neighborhood. i have done fundraising for candidates and issues. i have experience with the federal reserve bank of san francisco. when i look around my neighborhood and see the changes that are happening, i so there is no neighborhood grocery store. i see that small businesses in particular are coming and going, and they haven't been able to really sustain themselves. from my work experience in working for the city in the mayor's office as well as in the non-profit, i had a good sense as to what some of the challenges were. when
that not only the tower, not only this man-built edifice here is a symbol of the city but also the green space on which it sits and the hill to which is rests. to understand them, you have to understand the topography of san francisco. early days of the city, the city grows up in what is the financial district on the edge of chinatown. everything they rely on for existence is the golden gate. it's of massive importance to the people what comes in and out of san francisco bay. they can't see it where they are. they get the idea to build a giant wooden structure. the years that it was up here, it gave the name telegraph hill. it survived although the structure is long gone. come to the 1870's and the city has growed up remarkably. it's fueled with money from the nevada silver mines and the gold rush. it's trying to be the paris of the west. now the beach is the suburbs, the we will their people lived on the bottom and the poorest people lived on the top because it was very hard getting to the top of telegraph hill. it was mostly lean-to sharks and bits of pieces of houses up here in the beginnin
:hearing - eastern neighborhoods plan infrastructure improvements]1310081.sponsor: cohenhearing on the city's strategy for funding and implementing the estimated $250,000,000-$390,000,000 of infrastructure improvements that have been identified to support new development in the eastern neighborhoods plan. 10/8/13; received and assigned to the government audit and oversight committee. >> the clerk: item 1: 131008:hearing - eastern neighborhoods plan infrastructure improvements]1310081.sponsor: cohenhearing on the city's strategy for funding and implementing the estimated $250,000,000-$390,000,000 of infrastructure improvements that have been identified to support new development in the eastern neighborhoods plan. 10/8/13; received and assigned to the government audit and oversight >> the clerk: item 1: 131008:hearing - eastern neighborhoods plan infrastructure improvements]1310081.sponsor: cohenhearing on the city's strategy for funding and implementing the estimated $250,000,000-$390,000,000 of infrastructure improvements that have been identified to support new development in the eastern n
up for work tomorrow. a one-day strike to demand higher pay is expected in more than 100 cities. workers average $9 an hour. 40 wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low
for capital programming across the city in light of the kinds of conditions our transportation system is in now as well as the new growth, both in terms of residents and jobs in the city. and so the scope of the task force work does not address the operating deficits nor does it solve all of the problems that have been identified. about $10 billion have been identified as a need for transportation. and this leaves a gap of 6.3 billion. the task force identified what we believe is required in terms of infrastructure and we'll be proposed some new revenue sources to fund a portion of that gap. so the three recommendations that will be brought forward from the task force is to invest in programs with the greatest impact to first maintain the current transportation system which we found in great disrepair and enhance the system and sfand -- expand the city system to meet new growth and also set to pursue three new revenue services combined to address that significant portion of that gap and as well as to continue to support and seek additional state and federal funding sources to support
, safety service that the puc has been managing on behalf of city >> are street lights in the city 10 year capital plan? >> the street light are in the puc capital plan and in that way yes. >> okay. it seems like we as the city admiringly over the loose 6 years has become more methodical and organized around our capital needs. we've seen improvements around the parks and a whole variety of areas. it strikes three and 4 that street lights excuse me. are such a critical part of our cities daily life. >> uh-huh. >> and that it's and they need to be priority tied in a more significant way. and so i apologize for my allergies. i hope we can move in that direction. i'm not being critical of the puc in terms of the choices i know you have to deal with a lot of capital needs but we haven't priority tied lighting needs >> thank you very much. we'll now hear from pg&e from mark and another gentleman >> good afternoon. i'm terry with pg&e i'm joined by terry should has some information on our prevail data. i'll take boarder discussion. starting off in san francisco we recognize pg&e how impo
-food workers will walk off the job on thursday. more than 100 cities are expected to take part. >> they want pay to rise to $15 an hour. >> police in mexico have recovered a stolen truck carries dangerous radio active material. in the back was cobalt-60 used in radiation treatment. no arrests have been made, but anyone who touches it could be exposed to radiation levels. >> for students at the university of california, santa barba have been afflicted with meningitis. they have recovered. they may be able to use a vaccine not yet approved in the u.s. those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton in new york. wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining u
properties have been in particular prapts properties r that are transferred to the city for governmental purpose there's no plan after that. that's a collaboration between the agency because the agency has the experience and the resources to really fully understand the deposition of the assets in the community in the long run and the city department or other authorities those assets are transferred to. so again, there's no final plan, you know, to transfer them to the city and a number of things could happen but that's not the purpose of this long-term plan. i want to open it up for commissioners. first any questions about the long-term property plan >> yeah. that i are they just, you know, wanted to make sure we should involve all the community when giving the properties back to the city and especially in the western edition. and in the other thing i have a question for you. in the jewish museum you have a right on the top he, you know, under the you know the separate preschooler what are we talking about where the proceeds are going to >> you said the proceeds we're not getting anyth
. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low wages. the fervor caught off and has spread to about 100 cities this thursday. their demand: an increase in pay to $15 an hour, what they call a living wage. amid growing attention to low wages, president obama addressed the nation with a renewed focus on income inequality. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants
. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any give
. san francisco was a key player in the yemz story. we realized that yelp might work in cities around the world with yelp in 23 criteria's we need a little bit more desk space. yelp has 17 hundred employees 8 hundred in sf. we're committed to growing the local economy and maintaining a strong connection to our san francisco lines. when looking for a new headquarters it was location, location, location. we needed somewhere to provide easy access to lots of local businesses and restaurants and remain convenient for mass transit riders and bike riders a lot of our employees ride bikes. combrem is pack at about local plays and celebrate the distinct active and unique. we want to have this into a more than workplace. talking of resident at the 130 montgomery is an important milestone. we'll celebrate our tenth anniversary next year. i'm privileged to introduce yelp leader our 2kwishd nancy pelosi (clapping.) and what on a honor to be your representative in congress. thank you jeremy. your leadership and your sense of community and for staying in san francisco. i'm honored to join you and y
to that in the next hour of markets now. connell: they to it. a lot of news. dagen: motor city, auto sales. connell: first to nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange looking at today's markets. nicole: good morning. good morning, everybody. right now all we mayybe clocking in some losses for the third day in a row for the dow and the s&p and we haven't seen that since september. dow jones industrials down 66 points at 15,932 and nasdaq down sitting at 1797, friday is jobs friday, watching for that. also a close eye on dow chemical which jumped to little bit yesterday on this news, pulling back now, trying to spin off part of their business so we have seen this moving back and forth, gains going back today. connell: breaking news in a detroit courtroom where a federal judge is ruling whether or not the city can continue with its bankruptcy filing. dagen: a win for the city? jeff flock live from detroit with the latest. jeff: it is accused ruling. for the first time ever a federal judge has ruled in detroit std may cut, diminish the pensions of municipal workers in bankruptcy, first time
division, especially in partnership with the city's homeless providers we are requesting that by march of 2014 that they determine the extra cost of providing meals that meet the traditional meals required and so with the partners working with us and insurancing that there are adequate funds and i know that those of us on the budget committee will be looking at some of the recommendation and another one is the department of children, youth and families, and is being requested to work with the community based groups and many of them that spoke today to develop the plans to expand the number of sponsors to the snacks to the youth in san francisco and to report back by march of 2014, and i am glad that okeefe who all three of us have worked with has been here and the coordination with the school district and many community based programs is really critical. but i think that my eyes have been and my stomach have been opened up in a lot of ways to a lot of the comments, and i think that innovative ideas on the eseros and the working kitchens and the wiring and a key goal and we need to look
colleague of justin's for over 10 years i own and operate a wine broker's in the city of napa and i've known justin all along the way as he has been working in the wine business. knowing the planning that's gone into this project i can only see positive things coming to the neighborhood that it's going into and i just think it's a fantastic fit. >> thank you very much. please go ahead. if there's any other person if you can please come forward. >> i've been in the wine industry a little over 10 years and i've known daniel over the past year at the press club. >> if you can speak in the mic please. >> sorry about that. i've worked with daniel for the past year at the press club underneath the 4 seasons and we have a very complicated wine list and to be in the wine world it's a tough industry takes people who are dedicated and compassionate and that's one of the differences i see with daniel and just tin's idea is they want to educate people to have them learn more about wine and feel more comfortable and this is a nice fit for the neighborhood and again daniel is a very stand up guy and h
't see how a city can function when only 10 percent can afford to live in the city. i wish you a lot of lucky think you will succeed thank you >> next speaker >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i'm mrs. lee i'm here today because you know i was also a victim of ellis eviction. my landlord used the outlines to evict me i found a place to live with my family. i'm glad for the community support and the city government and also the board of supervisors. i'm really here today to not talk about myself but those still out there still being evicted and displaced. i recommend and suggest that in the city we really need to think and to look deeply in how to address the eviction issue. for a lot of people that applied for the applications those are people we need to think about because when it comes down to it i don't believe the ellis act should be used by landlord as a way to evict tenant. in particular our city we need to take a course of objection action in that regard. there a lot of seniors people that are disabled have a hard time finding housing. at the same time, they have t
which is embodied in them. there is daves tennis stadium. here it is, this was a tournament for inner-city youth. archery at golden gate park. our play grounds. here it is in use today. this is bernal heights park. you can still see the gutters they put in there. this is buena vista parks. this is quezar park. this is mount davidson. look out for the rock. this is on telegraph park. this is stern grove. this is a little known park above candle stick. here's my friend jake, standing by a wall. this was rosy play ground. they turned it into a park and it was also restored by wpa. i believe they torn down the house, which was unforgivable and the zoo is wpa. and here's the murals inside the mother's building. the marina sea walls and great aquatic park. the palace of fine arts. we wouldn't have and a little further in, lake merit, this pier. alva rado park and then, some of you my recognize this. the berkeley rose garden. did it have to be this beautiful. finally, i'm going to wrap up. san francisco is rich in the various kinds of arts projects. we have a fabulous collection of stuff here. th
enforcement and they do include an option to remove the meter exemption in cities that have an accessible parking infrastructure in place where you have multiple ways of feeding a meter. and over the last few months there's been a team of us doing extensive outreach and jessie lorenz and myself and we've given now 21 presentations about more than half of those were to disability specific groups including this body and the mayor's disability counsel and the accessibility committee long-term care coordinating counsel and independent living resource center we've been to a couple of public pour you forums that included the democratic club and we've been gathering public comment which is being documented as if it were an environmental impact report and i'm giving you this background and updates letting you know these recommendations are moving towards the next step and the next step would be a hearing or agenda item on the san francisco municipal transportation agency's agenda next tuesday and next tuesday is november 21 st and what we are asking the smmta to do is consider a resolution su
transportation system which we found in great disrepair and enhance the system and sfand -- expand the city system to meet new growth and also set to pursue three new revenue services combined to address that significant portion of that gap and as well as to continue to support and seek additional state and federal funding sources to support policies that will bring in more transportation dollars into san francisco. so, after taking a look at the needs, the task force looked it is needs to repair the core system, to enhance and expand it and is recommending more of the half of the funds be allocated towards core. the reason is we found that the vehicles are in disrepair, the facilities to maintain those vehicles need to be repaired and replaced the rails and overhead fixtures as well as all the signals are also outdated and need to be replaced and if the city attempts to add to the current transportation system on an infrastructure that is so weak, well not be able to successfully provide the kind of reliable and safe transportation system that the riders expect and deserve. so the investme
with infrastructure. san francisco residents need to be told by the city why they should take up cycling. they need to be encouraged. there's an organization called the noarj california high school cycling league about 60 to 70 cycling teams in northern california. guess how many are in san francisco? anybody? zero. for a city that is aiming to have 10-20 road share of bicycle in the future that is not a encouraging statistic but i thank you for your work and for introducing this today. >> thank you and i think mr. hill from the cac suggested that infrastructure is important but education and advocacy is a critical part of it as well. next speaker and if there is anyone else that would like to speak, anyone that has been called or anyone else come forward now. we're going to close public comment in a moment. >>i am jazz [inaudible] and a a lot year resident of san francisco and i would like to echo the statements of the last speaker. i feel so much is going to be window dressing. i know i have spoken to you in the past. if you want the improvements you need to get absolutely radical on this.
for san franciscans. he makes a city like san francisco to celebrate diversity in education and health care and in the environment for future generation. mayor ed lee began his career as a civil rights attorney he later served as a director of the human rights commission fighting for people then as director of the public works and later as city administrator now as mayor of san francisco he continues to fight by implementing services that help our most vulnerable community. i'd like to welcome to the stage the houshlg may have san francisco mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> thank you very much. good evening, everybody and welcome to the people's palace. well, this is tonight i'm excited to be here it's an honor to be here to celebrate the ninth american heritage indian month no san francisco celebration of the awards. i wanted to thank not that all of you are here but for k q e d for the sponsoring of local heros. this is important because your city is all about diversity and i want to make sure that everybody can live here and be here and have good jobs and education and if they go out to
choices in the city and there is one place to find them all, sfnta.com. >> sfmta.com. >> it is the walking parking, and riding muni and it is all here in one place. >> sitting in front of my computer waiting transportation options that is not exactly how i want to spend my saturday night. >> the new sfmta.com is mobile friendly, it works great on a tablet, smart phone or a lap top, it is built to go wherever we go. >> cool. >> but, let's just take the same route tomorrow that we always take, okay? >> it might be much more fun to ride our bikes. >> i am going to be way too tired to ride all the way home. >> okay, how about this, we can ride our bikes there and then we can take muni home and it even shows us how to take the bikes on the bus, so simple right here on my phone. >> neat. we can finish making travel plans over dinner, now let's go eat. >> how about about that organic vegan gluten free rest rft. >> can't we go to the food truck. >> do you want to walk or take a taxi. >> there is an alert right here telling us there is heavy traffic in soma. >> let's walk there and then take a taxi
it it right here in the community. today's symposium is part of a commitment that our city is making. i wanted to let you know all the things we're going to continue the housing for everybody. last week, we you wanted up the helen rogers and my good friend reverend hall was under its a public-private partnership that's now to just conclusions in the wonderful home for more than one hundred of our cities protecting and homeless seniors. 25 of those units are set aside for the seniors. and last month we broke ground to house youth that was formerly in foster he care we were in chinatown breaking ground for homeless families and protecting residents. all of those housing developments have supported services on site to make sure our residents live healthy lives. it won't stop there. let me repeat it will not stop as a matter of fact, 25 percent of all the housing that's being built in san francisco 25 percent of them are affordable that continues a strong commitment from our city. last september of this year we annuity more resources to stop unlawfully evictions for our citizens and because of our
and their staff easier, i think is an important... >> these actually effect the city, office holders and city employees who have to file these. >> right. >> i agree with with mr. st. croix that this is something that is overdue in regard to all city activities that allow for electronic use of things rather than get us out of the paper age, so that it is certainly a good idea. >> i have observation which of what must be a typo or a mistake. in regards to the attachment, and the form for the certificate of ethics training. that is involved and attached and this died and i believe that there is a mistake, in the first bullet point, where it says please review the following to determine when you must complete the training. it says if you are completing training in 2013 you must complete your ethics training within two years of your last training and here is where i think that the mistake is, for example, if you are satisfied in your training on march 3, 2013, you must complete another ethics training session by march second, 2014 and that is a contradiction. if it says that you have two years tha
bindles and a co- author of how the city's are fixing our fragile developed. please welcome them to planet one. (clapping). thank you gentlemen all for coming. bruce cats let begin with you. we'll get down to some specification. you write that the great recession was a rude way. call thrills about that. first of all, that you for letting me be here. i think what led to the great recession was a miss guided growth model which basically said we can grow an economy consumed by department and focus on the meveng around homebuilding but the funds would tells us we need to grow an economy and debris i quite frankly as president in the region it's fueled by ideas and manufacturing because those are linoleum are linked powered by carbon and driven by exports and dmroenl engagement but we build a economy like that we can begin to grow better jobs but the last exactly we went from 80 million to 1 hundred and 70 million people. in theory we want people to restructure the economy from one growth populated to another. well, the federal government has left the building and they don't seem to be coming
. >> welcome all of you to the american heritage indian month celebration at the san francisco public city hall the rue turned i'm earl and i'm your mc for this event. i wanted to wear my indian stovepipe hat and i we're it to helen's voth galileo event for the friendship house and i walk into the room at the hotel - what was the name of that hotel - . the fairmont hotel and the first person i see is peter brat the brother of benjamin brat and he puts his hand out and says welcome mayor so i decided not to wear the hat in the presence of mayor ed lee. i didn't want to up stage him then my wife reminded me also that not to up stage the honor resolution so. what you see >> item 12, approving the conceptual traffic-coaxing project boys. >> all of you again welcome to the ninth american heritage indian the public city hall i'm earl and i'm your mc for this event. i wanted to wear my indian stove hat at i we're it to helen's voth galileo event for the friendship house and i walk into the room at the hotel what was the name of that hotel? the fairmont hotel. and the first person i see is peter brat
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